Boxberger snapped a five-game scoreless streak and lost for the first time since May 27.
Patterson gave up a double and a walk to start the ninth, then he made a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt to allow the winning run to score.Analysis:
Betances entered with two outs in the eighth and a two-run lead. He stranded a runner on second but ran into trouble in the ninth. He gave up a single and a game-tying homer to the first two batters of the ninth before recovering the retire the side.
It was the first home run Betances has allowed since August 13 of last season. He gave up his first runs in five games and moved to 5-1 on the season.Analysis:
Miller has been on the disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain since June 11.
"I'm happy with it," Miller said per NJ.com. "Physically felt good but also I'm kind of at the point where I want to make sure I'm starting to get sharp, and obviously today wasn't bad at all."
Miller hopes to get a minor league rehab assignment in the near future.Analysis:
Wright is 2-3 with a 3.00 ERA in six starts at Pawtucket. He's 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA in previous stints with the Red Sox earlier this year.
To make room for Wright, the Sox optioned Noe Ramirez to Triple-A. Ramirez made his MLB debut and took the loss in the tenth inning of Friday's game.
“High number of innings out of the bullpen — we need a fresh arm and someone capable of going multiple innings,” manager John Farrell said, per WEEI.Analysis:
Teaford is 4-6 with a 5.56 ERA in 13 starts at Durham. He gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings in his previous appearance for the Rays this year.
To make room, the Rays optioned pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A. He was 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA in six relief appearances with the Rays.
The Rays also designated first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss for assignment, opening a spot on the 40-man roster. Krauss was acquired in a trade with the Angels on June 25. He was 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in four games with the Rays.Analysis:
Allen walked one batter but struck out two. Allen, who pitched the ninth inning, did not allow a hit. This is the fifth game in a row that Allen has not allowed a hit during his appearance. Allen now has a 3.34 ERA.Analysis:
"One thing I told Tommy is just go down and get your command back and get back to pitching off the fastball," manager Lloyd McClendon said, per MLB.com. "He just hasn't done that his last 12-13 outings."Analysis:
Neshek entered with a one run lead at the start of the inning. He gave up a two-out walk, followed by an RBI double.Analysis:
Harris entered with a one-run lead in the seventh inning. He inherited the bases loaded with no one out.
Harris struck out the first batter he faced, then allowed an inherited runner to score the tying run when the Astros couldn't finish a double play. He escaped the jam with another grounder from the next batter.
It was Harris' third blown save of the year and second in his last three outings. Harris blew the sixth of his career without a successful save.Analysis: